The National Hurricane Center has released its hurricane forecast for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1st. There's a sliver of good news in this forecast, because the experts are expecting fewer storms than we've seen in recent years.
Here's another aftershock of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last March. Millions of tons of debris from near total destruction were washed out to sea when the tsunami subsided and tides returned to normal.
Much of the debris sank to the ocean floor, but between one and two million tons of debris are still floating in the Pacific. Worse, it's drifting eastward toward North America, and
Federal agents in Massachusetts recently swooped in and confiscated a 900 pound bluefin tuna from a man who fishes for a living. Why did they do that you ask? It was caught in a net, instead of on a hook.
We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is that the first strong cold front of the season is expected to push through east Texas tonight or early tomorrow. The bad news is that it won't bring much if any rain with it.
Houston Chronicle Science Reporter Eric Berger is reading the meteorological tea leaves, and he reports today there's an outside chance that a tropical depression in the Caribbean is on a track that could take it into the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas - soon.